THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY APRIL 26

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THIS DAY IN SOCCER HISTORY
 

April 26,
1914-Roddy O'Halloran scores two goals the Brooklyn Celtics advance to the final of the National Challenge Cup with a 6-2 win over the Niagara Falls Rangers at Olympic Park in Paterson, NJ.

1924-Archie Stark scores the lone goal as New York F.C. hands Bethlehem Steel a 1-0 loss, their first at home in more than six years.

1967-Vasa of Budapest defeats Fulham 2-0 in front of 14,256 at the Oakland Coliseum.

1968-Lars Heinemann scores four goals to lead the Detroit Cougars to a 6-1 win over the Toronto Falcons at Tiger Stadium.

1978-FIFA warns the U.S. Soccer Federation it could be banned if the NASL does not comply by playing international rules.

1981-Teofilo Cubillas scores one goal and assists on another to lead the Fort Lauderdale Strikers to a 2-0 win over the Atlanta Chiefs at Atlanta Stadium.

1992-Steve Snow scores two goals as the United States qualifies for the 1992 Olympics with a 3-0 win over Mexico in front of 13,927, the largest crowd to ever watch an Olympic Qualifier,  at Goodwin Stadium in Bethlehem, Pa.

1999- Hector Marinaro scores seven goals, the cycle and 16 points to lead host Cleveland past Philadelphia 30-15 for a two-game sweep of the Eastern Conference Finals. The win puts the Crunch in the NPSL Finals for the fifth time in seven years.

2000-The United States Men's National Team falls 2-0 to Russia in Moscow.

2008-Championship game Most Valuable Player Denison Cabral scores three goals and Carlos Garcia has two to lead the Baltimore Blast to a 14-11 win over Monterrey LaRaza to capture their fourth Major Indoor Soccer League title in the last six years.

2009-Abby Wambach scores two goals and adds an assist to lead the Washington Freedom to a 4-3 win over the Bay Area FC Gold Pride. The goals were the first of the Women's Professional Soccer season for Wambach, who had 16 shots in her three previous games.

2009-Danny Dichio scores the only goal of the game as Toronto FC defeats the Kansas City Wizards 1-0 in front of 19,915 at BMO Field.

2013-Lauren Cheney sets up both goals as FC Kansas City earns its first win in franchise history by  defeating Seattle Reign FC 2-0.

2014-Jessica McDonald scores twice in the final six minutes to lead Portland Thorns FC to a 3-1 win over FC Kansas City in front of 14,124 at rainy Providence Park.

2014-Brazilian winger Oliver registers a hat trick to power the Ottawa Fury to a 4-0 win over the Carolina RailHawks.

2014-A goal by Eric Hassli helps the San Antonio Scorpions end the New York Cosmos' 14-game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 win at Shuart Stadium.

2014-Clint Dempsey scores two goals as Seattle Sounders FC  beat the Colorado Rapids  4-1 in front of 38,582 at CenturyLink Field.

2014-Fabian Espindola scores two goals and has a part in two others as DC United rolls  over man-down FC Dallas 4-1 at R.F.K. Stadium.

2015- Crystal Dunn scores two goals to lead the Washington Spirit to a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field.

2015- Jozy Altidore has his second two goal game of the season, leading Toronto FC to a 2-0 win over Orlando City SC in front of 30,908 at the Citrus Bowl.

2015-Clint Dempsey taps in a rebound in the 79th minute to give Seattle Sounders FC a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers at in front of 41,451 at CenturyLink Field.

2016-Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert announce they are bidding for an MLS franchise for the Motor City.

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